Limnology and Why I’m a Bad Blogger

This story, about a family of limnologists keeping records of a Siberian lake over a period of 60 years, has nothing to do with words, other than that it allows me to drop limnologist. But it’s a great story, if you enjoy science writing.

I’m sorry the posts have been so sporadic lately. I have two excuses. First, it turns out that if you constantly pester some companies, they hire you: last month I started working as developer at the New York Times. I’ve been obsessed with the Times since I learned to read, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Marc Andreessen notwithstanding I think the Times is going to weather the transition to digital and thrive, and I’m psyched to be a small part of that. It’s been a great gig so far, the sole downside being that it cuts into my Wordie time.

But I’m burying the lede: my wife and I had a beautiful and healthy baby daughter last Tuesday, so my attentions have been elsewhere. I’ll get back to blogging when things settle down. They do settle down, right?

3 thoughts on “Limnology and Why I’m a Bad Blogger

  1. “They do settle down, right?”

    Not really, John. Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems.


  2. Plus, you are now a member of the liberal media! If you’re a bad blogger, then I’m a bad Wordie, because I’ve been neglecting words in favor of life. Hopefully I’ll fix that soon.

  3. WOW! NY Times and a new baby. Actually they don’t settle down until the “baby” moves out. And then they only “settle down”.

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